1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
Do you zealously desire to “Live in the Power of the Gospel” – all that God’s gift of grace has provided for you through the finished work of the cross – which includes forgiveness, healing, redemption from destruction, and every form of salvation you will ever need? if so, it is imperative that you stay connected to the “Power of God’s Love.” What does this mean? It means that you do not allow anything to stand in your way of abiding in the fulness of God’s love, especially your unredeemed soul. For it is through the power of His love that you conquer “all these things” – all these negative thoughts, emotions, and adversities that you face. Romans 8:35-37
King David stayed vitally connected to God’s love, as revealed through his sung prayers to the Lord recorded in the Psalms. He passionately pursued the fulness of the grace of God for his life (Psalm 103:3-5), because he knew and believed in God’s love. Psalm 103 gives us divine insight into how King David stayed connected. He begins his song to the Lord, by taking charge over his own thoughts and emotions: “Bless the Lord, O my soul…and forget not all His benefits.” Psalm 103:1-2 In the Psalms King David over and over again takes charge over his own soul, singing until the depths of his own heart unite with God’s heart of love. Yes, soul issues arose for King David, just like they do for you and I. King David, however, did not allow the issues of his soul to play first string in his life. Instead, he reminded himself of all God’s benefits and the greatness of God’s loyal love, silencing any negative soul melodies that wanted to become the theme song for his life.
King David, however, did not allow the issues of his soul to play first string in his life. Instead, he reminded himself of all God’s benefits and the greatness of God’s loyal love, silencing any negative soul melodies that wanted to become the theme song for his life.
Amazingly, after King David exhorted his own soul to bless the Lord in the first two verses of Psalm 103, he launches into what I believe to be the “Song of All Songs” – the “Song of the Lamb – the song of what Jesus, the Lamb of God, did through the work of the cross. (Psalm 103:3-5) Did the power of God’s love embrace his heart to such an extent that the heavens opened up so he could hear the greatest love song of all times, enabling him to sing it over his own soul? What would happen if you sang this song form Psalm 103 over your own heart, especially when you are facing insurmountable odds and difficulties? Would God’s kingdom of love overtake your heart and your circumstances?
One thing we do know is that by the end of Psalm 103, King David’s soul is no longer faltering in its response to God’s love. His soul has begun to soar, causing him to beckon God’s angels, all the hosts of heaven, and all the works of God’s hands to join him in this ever increasing crescendo of praise. (Psalm 103:20-22)
May God’s everlasting love touch your soul, your life, and your circumstances in such a way that you can join the heavenly chorus in singing the “Song of all Songs”!
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